Sambal gurus unlock new dining dimensions at Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort.
Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort’s newly renovated restaurant and beachside bar S.O.S has introduced a pair of sambal gurus to its award-wining dining experience. These experts will help guests choose from the restaurant’s wide selection of Indonesian chili pastes and hot sauces to enhance their dishes.
Spicy sambal is an intriguing element of Indonesian cuisine. Diners enjoy experimenting with these sauces to unlock intricate flavour combinations and modulate the heat-level of individual dishes. The new sambal gurus at S.O.S will help diners navigate the rich selection of sambals available to them.
In a role similar to a sommelier, the sambal gurus will advise diners on the perfect sambal for their meal – from ginger-infused rica-rica for barbecued meats to fruit-forward sambals for seafood dishes. This new service is expected to add a satisfying dimension to dining at S.O.S.
Sambal guru Soma is eager to share his knowledge of Indonesian chili pastes and hot sauces with guests. As Soma points out, these complex condiments are integral to Indonesia’s culinary heritage. “Sambal is part of my culture,” he said. “We add it to almost everything we eat.”
Joining Soma is Nova. This duo of sambal gurus hope to reveal new layers of authenticity in the dining experience. Seven signature sambals will be available: Sambal Bongkot – spicy chili paste infused with torch ginger (traditionally from Bali) Sambal Nanas – pineapple chili relish Sambal Ulek – traditional mashed chili paste Sambal Balado – spicy chili paste with fresh tomato Sambal Bajak – spicy chili paste mixed with shrimp paste, candlenut and palm sugar Sambal Rica-Rica – spicy chili paste infused with ginger, lemon and spices (traditionally from Manado) Sambal Hijau – green chili paste famous across Indonesia